Why drive when you can take the bus for free?
This shuttle service is only available for skiers and snowboarders during the ski season. The shuttle serves Lake Placid, Whiteface, Wilmington, Jay, and Ausable Forks.
The Mountain Valley Shuttle offers free public transportation service between Lake Placid and Ausable Forks. Riders can connect with the Lake Placid Xpress at the Olympic Center/Box Office. Beginning in December, the Mountain Valley Shuttle partners with ORDA to provide transportation for skiers and riders to Whiteface Mountain.
Shuttle departures for Whiteface begin at Mirror Lake Inn at 7 a.m. each morning from December 17 - March 26.
Designated shuttle bus stops include: Crowne Plaza, High Peaks Resort, Municipal Lot/Golden Arrow, Olympic Center (connection with the year round Lake Placid Xpress trolley service), Art Devlin's, and Northwood School, and arrives at Whiteface Mountain at approximately 7:35 a.m. There are additional loops throughout the day.
The Mountain Valley Shuttle features four shuttles daily from the town of Ausable Forks and the village of Jay to Whiteface Mountain. The shuttle stops are at the Ausable Forks Grand Union and the Village of Jay Park. The town of Wilmington will have four shuttle stops a day Monday through Friday, bringing passengers from the Wilmington Visitors Bureau to Whiteface. Weekend and holiday service increases to 12 stops a day, with additional stops at the Whiteface Chalet.
Special Note: The Lake Placid Xpress Green Trolleys will also operate throughout the winter and will include a stop at the Olympic Center/Box Office to transfer riders to the Mountain Valley Shuttle bus departing for Whiteface.